Lorraine A. Garcia, age 82, formerly of 12 Furman Rd, Hamden, passed away April 7, 2009. Lorraine was the widow of Emil F. Garcia, Jr; mother of William C. & his wife Laura Garcia of Hamden and Robert G. Garcia & his fiancee Sharon Raudat of East Haven & grandmother of William R. Garcia & Robert A. Garcia. Lorraine is also survived by several nieces & nephews. Born in Hamden on Feb. 15, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Pasquale & Margaret Nardy Antonio and sister of the late Margaret Casanova, Harry M, Ernest, Marshall, Edward B. & Ralph R. 'Babe' Antonio. Lorraine was a former bookkeeper for Harold Formal Wear in New Haven, for the former B & B Grocery & Deli and for the former Pine Rock Tile Company that her brothers operated. She also worked for the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center. She enjoyed bowling, golfing, volunteering at St. Ann's Soup Kitchen, but most of all cherished her time spent with her grandsons. Her funeral will leave from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden on Saturday at 9:15 AM, followed by a Christian Blessing at 10 AM in St. Ann's Church. Friends may also visit with her family at the funeral home on Friday from 5 to 8 PM. Interment will take place in Beaverdale Memorial Park, Hamden. Contributions in her memory may be made to: St. Ann's Soup Kitchen, 930 Dixwell Ave. Hamden, CT 06514.

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  1. Dear Bill, Laura and Billy, We’re very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom and grandma. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, at this sad and difficult time. She was such a wonderful and dedicated baseball fan, also. Love, Mark, Doreen and Family

  2. To the Garcia Family, It is with great sadness that I read about the passing of your mother and grandmother. I have many fond memories of her picking up little Billy from kindergarten at West Woods. I enjoyed the many talks we had. Your family is in my prayers.

  3. Dear Bill and Family. We’re very sorry to hear of your mother/grandmother’s passing. Know that she will be in our thoughts and prayers this time of year always. If there is anything we can do know that we are here for you and your family. The DiSorbo Family Luigi, Linda, Lena, Mat, Joe, Maureen, Steve and Taryn

  4. My condolences to your family at this time. I’ve had the pleasure of caring for your mom and grandma for the last several yrs. I was one of her nurses at HHCC. She was a kind and wonderful woman and I’ll miss her alot. She never failed to bring a smile to my face.

  5. To Bobby & Roo, We are very sorry for your lost. Our hearts go out to you and your family. Love, John, Ally, Christina & Nikolas

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